Gamma Knife radiosurgery, a form of stereotactic radiosurgery, is a neurosurgical technique for treating brain tumors and other brain diseases with highly focused radiation beams.
It is the most precise form of single-session brain radiation surgery. First, a specially designed frame securely holds the patient’s head stationary while medical imaging creates a three-dimensional diagram of the brain. With the exact coordinates from the brain imaging, neurosurgeons can then pinpoint the abnormality and direct the gamma rays to the tumor, lesion or other affected area.
Because the procedure uses a radiation beam and not an incision, the process is bloodless. Radiosurgery can often be used in place of standard surgery and radiation. This non-invasive treatment usually allows a patient to be discharged the day of surgery.
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Adults are generally kept awake during the treatment, but children are usually given anesthesia to prevent them from moving during the procedure. The treatment may take several hours.
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